Position Title: Education Program Director
Duration: Permanent full-time
Start date: Immediately
About Earth Rangers:
Earth Rangers is the kids' conservation organization, committed to instilling environmental knowledge, positivity, and the confidence to take action in every child in Canada. We do this through a suite of free programming that children can participate in at school, at home, and in their communities. All of these programs are educational and engaging - but more importantly, they show children that it's not too late to help the planet, and the things we do today will matter tomorrow.
Founded as a small community organization in 2004, we have since grown to have the largest membership base of any conservation organization in Canada. Our more than 200,000 members, aged 6-12, have each made a commitment to do their part to protect animals and their homes.
The Earth Rangers School Assembly is an exciting and captivating school-wide presentation complete with live animals, interactive games, compelling videos, and two enthusiastic presenters who have environmental science backgrounds and the ability to explain complex environmental issues in a way kids can understand. The program is delivered in 800+ schools across Canada annually and reaches over 250,000 students, making it one of our most important ways of connecting with children and encouraging them to become Earth Rangers Members.
School Program Expansion
Despite the School Assembly Program's extensive reach, it is largely a one-off experience which has limited long-term impact in schools. In order to address this shortcoming, Earth Rangers commissioned a study last year, with the goal of developing a strategy to:
Based on findings from the study, we added pre and post assembly education materials to this year's program, which teachers can access through our website. We have also developed a new Clubs program, which is currently piloting in 20+ schools across the country.
The Education Program Director will be responsible for evaluating this pilot and transitioning it into an ongoing program that is to be made widely available to schools across Canada. The position is also responsible for the annual development of the pre and post assembly lessons.
Key Responsibilities include:
Desired Skills and Qualifications
-Earth Rangers is dedicated to fostering a diverse work environment. We will consider all qualified applicants for employment. Applicants that meet the qualifications will be contacted for an interview.
-Earth Rangers is committed to accommodating applicants and employees with disabilities. Should you require accommodation or this job description to be available in an accessible format, please advise.
Job Type: Full-time